Chapter 13

A Producer’s Life

Walter Coblenz

Walter Coblenz has been a Producer, a Unit Production Manager, an Assistant Director, the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Production at Tri-Star Pictures, and Vice President of Feature and Television Production at Carolco Pictures. All The President’s Men, The Candidate, and The Onion Field are among the many projects he has produced.

Part of what you have to do as a producer, you’ve got to be a diplomat, and you’ve got to find ways to get everything that you need out of people. The business is volatile—not just the business, but the people are volatile, too. There is no security. A lot of it has to do with keeping everyone comfortable—keeping the performers comfortable, and also keeping the people ...

Get Make Your Movie now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.